Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (5/21/19): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice


Tonight's main slate starts at 7:05pm eastern and covers 14 games. There's also an all day slate starting at 6:05pm eastern that includes one extra early game.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 5/21/2019. These picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

We also provide DFS lineup picks for DraftKings and other sports. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me on Twitter @varneydfs.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season MLB Premium Pass for 50% off, with exclusive access to our season-long articles, 15 in-season lineup tools and over 200 days of expert DFS research/tools. Sign Up Now!

 

FanDuel DFS Pitchers

SP - Justin Verlander, HOU vs CHW ($12,000)

We have a ton of pitchers to look at on this slate, but Verlander certainly stands out. The White Sox are bad against righties, striking out 26% of the time and making up for it with a measly .315 team wOBA. Verlander is a top 5 arm in baseball and he hasn’t slowed this year. He’s still striking out 10+ batters per nine innings and has held both righties and lefties to a sub .250 wOBA. The Astros are the biggest favorites of the night and it’s not close. Verlander is a no-brainer cash game option and the top play overall. 

SP - Spencer Turnbull, DET vs MIA ($8,600)

If you’re wanting to save some funds at pitcher, Spencer Turnbull and the Tigers are facing off with the worst lineup in baseball. The Marlins not only rank 30th against righties (wOBA), but it’s by a huge margin. They’re one of the worst hitting teams in the least twenty seasons and we should be targeting them as often as possible. Turnbull is certainly volatile, but he strikes out 11+ righties per nine, so should be fine at his price even if he gives up a run or three. Caleb Smith May dominate the Tigers as well and this could be a low-scoring affair, but I think Turnbull holds his own. If you’re looking for safety, Caleb Smith will give you that for an extra 2k. 

 

FanDuel DFS Infielders

1B - Dan Vogelbach, SEA at TEX ($3,800)

Vogelbach is still affordable and there’s really no excuse for it. He has 13 homers on the season and is sporting a .443 wOBA against righties. The Mariners go into Arlington and face off with Lance Lynn, who holds a 4.75 xFIP against lefties and has a big HR problem. Arlington is a huge upgrade from Seattle for power and Vogelbach will look to add number 14 to the books tonight. He’s affordable and has as much HR upside as anyone. 

2B - Wilmer Flores, ARI at SD ($2,700)

Matt Strahm is not a bad pitcher by any means,  but his 4.16 xFIP is telling us that he’s been lucky so far. Wilmer Flores is a monster against left-handers and will be hitting in the three hole at just $2,700. In what’s been his worst year of the last three, Flores is still sporting a .364 wOBA with two homers. The Diamondbacks offense is solid and you have to figure Flores gets involved. At the incredible cheap price tag, I don’t see a batter way to go at a weaker position in second base. 

3B - Miguel Sano, MIN at LAA ($3,300)

Since coming back just five games ago, Miguel Sano has hit 2 home runs and is seeing the ball nicely. He’s going to fit in quite well with a lineup that’s really just missing a power bat. Sano and the Twins face off with Trevor Cahill, who’s probably the worst pitcher on the entire slate. He’s not only allowed a .341 combined wOBA, but 6 ER+ in two of his last three. The Twins beat Cahill up just four days ago and the Angels will send him back out to the wolves. Sano is the top play at third base and it’s not close when you see the price.

SS - Gleyber Torres, NYY at BAL ($3,600)

Torres is swinging the hottest bat on the Yankees, hitting safely 16 times in the last nine games. Gleyber has stepped it up for an injured Yankees team that needs the line drives and hard contact.  We haven’t touched on the Yankees yet, but they’re firmly in play with David Hess on the mound and the Orioles bullpen backing him up. Torres will have a couple RBI opportunities throughout and I have a sneaky suspicion that he won’t disappoint.

 

FanDuel DFS Outfielders

OF - Christian Yelich, MIL vs CIN ($4,700)

Moving onto the outfield, Christian Yelich will be our expensive bat. He seems to either hit a home run or get 3 hits against everyone, and it really just comes down to limiting damage. Sonny Gray has struggled mightily against lefties, holding a .347 wOBA since ‘18. Yelich on the other hand, has posted a .435 wOBA against right-handers. Pure domination. If you can afford him while still loving the rest of your lineup, there’s no better place to go.

OF - Eddie Rosario, MIN at LAA ($4,200)

If you need to save a couple hundred, Eddie Rosario is my choice. He’s a guy who will be in every lineup of mine, as I think he clobbers Trevor Cahill. Cahill can’t strike anyone out and has trouble finding a put away pitch. As for Rosario, he’s u stoppable when putting the ball in play. He drives it for power and often has ducks on the pond. The Twins are our favorite offense of the night and Rosario is their best outfielder. Kepler and Cave are in play too if they find the lineup. 

OF - Kyle Schwarber, PHI vs CHI ($2,700)

If you want to save some funds, Kyle Schwarber should be hitting leadoff for the Cubs against Zach Eflin. Eflin, who struggles against lefties, (.354 wOBA) should struggle with this potent Cubs lineup. Schwarber gives you great exposure for cheap and at a position where you’re not missing out on anything. He not only has individual HR upside, but also has rally upside if the Cubs get going as a squad. The Phillies bullpen is good, but got worn out yesterday and may have some holes in it. Schwarber is a great discounted piece and deserves consideration in cash games and tournaments.

MLB DFS News and Injury Alerts




More Recent Articles

 

Week 15-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Still doing things a little differently this week--for those of you who are still alive. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More


Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

You have to love fantasy football. You have to, otherwise you would have given up by now. In a week that most likely represented the first matchup of the fantasy playoffs or a must-win in some form for the vast majority of players, we were treated to the following: Alvin Kamara netting three fantasy points,... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

It is almost inconceivable that we are progressing into the second week of fantasy postseason matchups. Congratulations to those of you whose teams are still competing in the playoffs. Your meticulous planning during the draft process and the regular season has been rewarded with an opportunity to win your leagues' championships. This critical week provides the opportunity to... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 15

Week 15 is upon us, which means that even the holdovers who play in leagues with four team playoffs and no byes are now in fantasy playoff mode. This is it: the home stretch. Are there any wide receivers left on the waiver wire who can help you in the playoffs? Let's look at some... Read More


Week 15 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

If your fantasy football season is over, either because you did not make your league’s playoffs or because you have had enough of failing in DFS contests, then this column is not for you. Congratulations if you HAVE qualified for your fantasy league’s playoffs! To reach the postseason you must have received some decent play... Read More


Quarterback Waiver Wire Pickups and Streamers - Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs in almost in the books, and if you're fortunate enough to have advanced then it's already time to start thinking about Week 15 lineups, especially for those who stream quarterbacks. Luckily, there are plenty of viable options available as eliminated owners have stopped making moves, and if you... Read More


Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

An injury-laden Week 14 decided many matchups, with several big names going down in a Red Wedding-esque affair. Not only was Josh Jacobs was a late inactive, but Jared Cook, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson all left with concussions, Mike Evans pulled up with a hamstring injury, Calvin Ridley and Ryan Griffin hurt their ankles, Derrius... Read More


Fantasy Football News and Injuries - Running Updates

Below is a quick-hit list of running notes on relevant injuries and player news, including pre-game reports and live in-game updates. Stay tuned for updates all throughout the week and on Sunday morning game day:   Week 14 Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Jared Cook has been ruled out of the game after... Read More


Monday Night Fantasy Football Starts/Sits - Week 14

Finally, we had a good fantasy matchup last week. And now, as punishment, we get this. The Eagles against the Giants is a good rivalry game. But for fantasy? Not so much. Even key players Saquon Barkley and Carson Wentz have been severely disappointing in 2019. The game is not going to be something to... Read More


Week 14 Chat - Live Fantasy Football Game Day Q&A

It's Sunday Morning Week 14... Do You Know Who to Start? Each Sunday morning of the NFL season, RotoBaller's experts will be moderating the industry's leading live chat room and answering a bunch of your fantasy football questions, from around 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET. Come join in on the fun, and get your... Read More


Updated Week 14 PPR Rankings (Top 300)

Welcome to Week 14 RotoBallers. Below are our updated consensus Week 14 PPR rankings for fantasy football, including some running notes on relevant injuries, player news and rankings updates: Josh Jacobs (shoulder) has officially been ruled out. Will Fuller (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 14. Adam Thielen (hamstring) has officially been ruled out. Le'Veon Bell... Read More


Fantasy Football Mailbag - Q&A for Week 14

This article's content may vary week-to-week, but generally, it will be answering questions fielded from either the @RotoBallerNFL twitter account or my personal one (@RotoSurgeon). This week, the focus is on start/sit questions, and there were plenty. Every week, many of us struggle with which quarterback to start, or who to flex, and I am... Read More


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

Welcome to our Week 14 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More


Wide Receiver Matchups To Target In Week 14

In Week 13, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill were the high-end options that had great matchups. Adams had a huge two-touchdown game while Hill only came up with 55 scoreless yards, falling victim to game flow as the Chiefs led from start to finish, scoring a defensive touchdown in the process. Several of the wide receivers... Read More


Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More